Every Wednesday from 4 pm to 7 pm there’s a Farmers Market in Northside. Being as I’m kind of a hard-nosed reporter—picture a grumpy guy with a cigarette dangling out of the side of his mouth and a crooked tie as he barks out questions in an old black and white movie—I recently posed some challenging questions to Sara Mulhauser, the Northside Farmers Market Manager. The first question was probably the toughest: so what’s so special about the farmers market in Northside?
“What’s special about the Northside market is that it’s a pure community driven market,” Sara answered. “The vendors and the exhibitors have a strong connection with Northside. It’s a community taking care of a community. The farmers that aren’t from Northside have been there for many years, and Northside is the only one they do. Also, it’s the only year-around farmers market besides Findlays market.”
“Right now it’s inside at the North Presbyterian Church at 4222 Hamilton Avenue,” Sarah answered. “On May 16 we’ll move outside to Hoffner Park. We’ll have children’s activities, food trucks, live entertainment and music and local Northside artists selling paintings, jewelry and pottery as well as about twenty five local farmers selling produce.”
That kind of took me aback; I ran out of mean, tough-guy questions.
Remember, then: Wednesdays 4 pm to 7 pm. Northside is a hop, skip and a jump away from Clifton, and I have to think that simply knowing that the market exists would be enough to send lots of UC students over the viaduct. And visit them on facebook too: